Tempted to switch from parochial to public?

    Are you fed up enough with the Philadelphia Archdiocese that you would consider making the switch to public schools? Are you taking more drastic measures? Tell us about your situation.

    WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler reported Wednesday that some of the 50 Philadelphia-area Catholic schools slated for closure or consolidation by the archidiocese have begun to seek appeals hearings. The archdiocese is not saying how many of the schools have done so.

    Fishtown’s St. Laurentius is one school making a case to stay open. But if appeals don’t go as planned, many Catholic school students will need to find a new school before next year.

    Are you a parochial school parent? Are you hoping to move to your child to another parochial school, or are you considering other options?

    Tell us in the comments below.

    The Delco Times had a story this week about Upper Darby High School actively recruiting students from Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High Schools, both on the list to close.

    “Over the next few weeks,” said Upper Darby School District Superintendent Lou DeVlieger, “we will be reaching out to the families of the students of Bonner and Prendie who live within our community inviting them to visit Upper Darby High School to see the great programs and facilities that we offer …”

    Are you fed up enough with the diocese that you would consider making the switch? Or are you against sending your student to public schools in your district?

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